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Virtual school a great school choice for us

In Digital Learning, School Choice on November 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

By: Mike Thomas

My daughter is in history class while I’m sitting across the room from her writing this blog. We are in Orlando. Her teacher is in Tampa.

I have no idea where her classmates are. Read the rest of this entry »

Perfect for Halloween: Haunted school, zombie principal and children in peril

In School Choice on October 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

By: Mike Thomas

How appropriate that I went to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios after watching the movie Won’t Back down.

They turned out to be quite similar.

HHN, as it is known, features a multitude of haunted houses inhabited by various monsters and demons.

Won’t Back Down (WBD?) features a haunted schoolhouse presided over by a zombie principal and various undead teachers. They entrap children, refuse to let them use the restroom and steal their souls, or at least their futures. Read the rest of this entry »

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

In School Choice on October 18, 2012 at 6:30 am

By: Patricia Levesque

Thanks to leaders like Governor Bobby Jindal, Superintendent John White and state lawmakers, all low-income parents of K-12 students attending a C, D, or F school in Louisiana now have the opportunity to apply for a state-funded scholarship to attend a participating A or B public school or an approved private school.  Read the rest of this entry »

Would you like biggie fries with that geometry assignment?

In School Choice on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

By: Mike Thomas

Customer service, once the domain of corporate America, is coming to public schools in Florida. They are rolling out the welcome mat and increasing their menu offerings to ensure their customers – primarily parents — are satisfied.

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We shouldn’t back down

In School Choice, Standards and Accountability on September 28, 2012 at 6:30 am

There is some question about whether Florida lawmakers will make another attempt to pass a parent trigger law next year. The measure narrowly failed in the last legislative session because of a tie vote in the Senate.

The Florida Education Association and its allies in the Florida PTA and Fund Education Now led the charge against parent trigger, calling it an assault on public education. Read the rest of this entry »